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#6777914 - 05/29/17 03:59 PM Must haves for deer blinds, interior
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Registered: 01/21/06
Posts: 20648
Loc: West Texas
So I just finished making a 4x6, plywood deer blind. Sheet metal roof etc. I put a couple of small shelves (8"x8") on each side. The blind has 2 front windows and side windows. I will also be putting in carpet to dampen the sound.

Limited in space so I don't want to go crazy on stuff. Thought about placing a couple of hooks to hang jackets etc. Anything else I am missing? Oh I do have a small propane heater. Should keep me and the wife toasty.

I am also making a 4x8 this week as well for my lease partner.
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#6777969 - 05/29/17 04:47 PM Re: Must haves for deer blinds, interior [Re: 7mag]
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Registered: 10/26/07
Posts: 8170
Loc: The Island Cres
Heater for sure, comfortable and quite chair then a couple bottles of water....
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#6777986 - 05/29/17 05:02 PM Re: Must haves for deer blinds, interior [Re: TEXASLEFTY]
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Originally Posted By: TEXASLEFTY
Heater for sure, comfortable and quite chair then a couple bottles of water....



yes sir....I agree up
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#6778212 - 05/29/17 09:26 PM Re: Must haves for deer blinds, interior [Re: 7mag]
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Registered: 11/09/04
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Loc: Fort Worth, TX
I'm building a 4X6 as well. I'm putting a 6" shelf all the way around the front and sides of mine for a rifle rest just under the windows. Going to put red LED lights under the shelves in a switch. Plan on putting a USB port or two to charge phones. All of this will be run off a 12V battery with a solar panel wired and secured to the outside roof. Also thinking about putting a blinking red light on the outside so it makes it easier to find in the dark. rofl
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#6778223 - 05/29/17 09:34 PM Re: Must haves for deer blinds, interior [Re: 7mag]
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Registered: 11/17/10
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Loc: Killeen/Ft Hood, TX
Just built a 4x6 as well and did a 6 inch shelf all the way around and went with deer view windows. Put down some moisture/sound barrier under the carpet and it really helped to quiet it down. All my other efforts went towards sealing it nice and tight so I don't have to worry about moisture, bugs, or animals getting in.
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#6778270 - 05/29/17 10:31 PM Re: Must haves for deer blinds, interior [Re: 7mag]
spg Offline
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Registered: 08/11/13
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I just built a 6.5x8, floor has a thick area rug that my wife got rid of, will be installing 3/4 foam board between studs painted black, deer view windows, old recliner my wife was tired of, and two hinged shooting rest for the windows facing the feeders. Future add ons may be two 12v batteries connected in series to a 3000w converter to run a receptacle and TV to watch college football.

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#6778455 - 05/30/17 08:36 AM Re: Must haves for deer blinds, interior [Re: 7mag]
Halfadozen Offline
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Registered: 10/29/09
Posts: 8313
Loc: Parker County
Just finished up a 4x6 using StretchR's plan and modified them to have a modular build. Inside is painted chocolate brown except for window trim which is clay colored. I like the contrast especially in low light conditions so I accidentally don't bump the window raising my rifle. I/O carpet remnant. Extra wide door (28") with 3 36" and 1 48" Deerview windows. Padded cutouts in 2 corners for rifle rest and 4 small shelves. A few hooks for coats, calls etc.
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#6783019 - 06/03/17 08:10 PM Re: Must haves for deer blinds, interior [Re: 7mag]
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I got an old box blind that I raised 8ft. Very basic. I like the way you guys operate.

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#6785185 - 06/06/17 10:49 AM Re: Must haves for deer blinds, interior [Re: 7mag]
bholt Offline
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Registered: 04/28/06
Posts: 705
Loc: Georgetown,TX
Just a thought for those of you installing batteries. I have a 7" digital TV in one of mine. I use 2" PVC as a mast with rabbit ears on top. I power it by means of a Jump-N-Carry type jump starter. I have a ranger that I have a 1500 lb. winch mounted in the bed to help loading hogs/deer or whatever, and I use the same jump starter to power it also. I like it because you can take it home recharge it. I also have Insulated my blinds which helps greatly with noise and weather of course. Five inch carpeted shelves around the windows and lower for coffee or Koolaid and a larger one towards the top of the pitched roof. Small Mr. Heater, hooks for jackets caps ect., solar panel on the outside charging a spare 12 volt deer feeder battery and 12 volt leds (red) switched inside under the shelves.
Let you mind go crazy, take your time and have fun building it. You will get greif from others, but who cares.

Good Luck

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#6793501 - 06/14/17 04:39 PM Re: Must haves for deer blinds, interior [Re: 7mag]
TiggerV Offline
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Registered: 07/08/15
Posts: 115
Screw the deer blind......Y'all have set up better than my 1st apartment!!!!!!

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#6797318 - 06/18/17 09:19 PM Re: Must haves for deer blinds, interior [Re: 7mag]
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Chair, weapon, binoculars.

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#6797356 - 06/18/17 09:47 PM Re: Must haves for deer blinds, interior [Re: 7mag]
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Registered: 08/27/08
Posts: 6683
Loc: DFW
I use a high back office/desk chair with arm rests. I'd also put one or two shelves high to put things on that's out of the way.

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#6797370 - 06/18/17 09:59 PM Re: Must haves for deer blinds, interior [Re: 7mag]
MClark Online   content
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Registered: 10/09/15
Posts: 202
Loc: Arizona
I use a pop up blind.
I bought a this gun rack,
https://ads.midwayusa.com/product/586724/winchester-the-gun-chair-3-gun-folding-gun-rack-aluminum
It give me a stable place for my rifle, rather than leaning against the fabric wall. It is quiet and can hold three guns. I have had a rifle for deer and hogs and a shotgun just in case a turkey wanders in.

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#6808135 - 06/29/17 02:49 PM Re: Must haves for deer blinds, interior [Re: TEXASLEFTY]
603Country Offline
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Registered: 07/03/12
Posts: 5455
Loc: Central Texas
wasp spray, extra LP cans (the little ones), Toilet Paper, propane lighter for heater lighting backup.

For the blind itself, I use the spray foam to seal the edges and corners and roof. And last year, Home Depot had a spray foam that included an insecticide. I used it on the most recent blind, and have no bugs and no wasps, though I did see a spider or two today. I also take a bicycle inner tube, slice it lengthwise, and nail or staple it over the door edge on the hinge side of the door. Keeps out bugs and rain. And I have recently added rain deflectors above each window. That was a good addition.

Also put racks built into the inside of the door, to hold the bug spray, mosquito spray, etc.

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#6809111 - 06/30/17 05:41 PM Re: Must haves for deer blinds, interior [Re: 7mag]
QuackerJacks Offline
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Registered: 09/27/10
Posts: 241
I have carpet squares from the Salvation Army Re-Store for noise block. Also have piston window props to keep the windows open and not bang - $11 on Amazon. A $5 spice rack from Ikea holds the coffee, binos and the ipad for my 6 year old. A shelf in the back top corner stores a small propane heater, extra batteries, blind bag and anything else we could kick around. A few coated utility hooks for hanging stuff or propping up the rifle. I also have a fold out cup holder for the guest chair.

My blind is only 4x4 roflmao

No pest strips are changed every 2 months and I have never found a living insect in my blind.

If that's not enough I put up remote controlled LED string lights in the duck blind so we can get set up / see if there's any unplanned guests in the morning.


Edited by QuackerJacks (06/30/17 05:43 PM)

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